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Best And Worst States For Retirement 2012: The Complete List





Didn't see your state on the lists of Best State to Retire or Worst States to Retire? Learn where your state fell in the results on the full 50-state list below.

These rankings reflect each state's combined performance in MoneyRates.com's analysis of the following factors:

  • Cost of living
  • Property taxes
  • Unemployment rate
  • Violent crime rates
  • Property tax rates
  • Climate
  • Life expectancy for seniors
  • Recent population growth in the senior demographic

Please note that there are multiple ties among states in these rankings:

1 Hawaii
2 Idaho
3 Utah
4 Arizona
5 Virgina
6 Colorado
7 Florida
7 New Mexico
9 South Dakota
10 California
10 Texas
12 Kentucky
13 North Carolina
14 Iowa
14 North Dakota
16 Montana
16 New Hampshire
16 Wyoming
19 Delaware
19 Minnesota
21 Georgia
22 Nebraska
22 Oklahoma
24 Arkansas
25 Alabama
25 Indiana
25 Vermont
28 Kansas
28 Tennessee
28 West Virginia
31 Washington
32 Oregon
33 Mississippi
33 Missouri
33 South Carolina
33 Wisconsin
37 Connecticut
38 Louisiana
39 Nevada
40 New Jersey
41 Rhode Island
42 Maryland
43 Maine
44 New York
44 Ohio 
46 Massachusetts
47 Illinois
48 Alaska
48 Pennsylvania
50 Michigan

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